Regular news-based discussions encourage students to voice opinions articulately, listen to and respect others, grow confidence in speaking and enhance persuasive language skills. News is one of the greatest igniters of debate among children and adults alike.

In this section find out more about teaching oracy through news and some useful resources to help spark healthy debates in your classroom.

Good Debate Topics for KS3

Need some help identifying interesting debate topics for key stage 3 children? Here’s some good debate topics for KS3 to get your started.

A Teachers Guide on How to Run Debates in the Classroom

Debating is integral to helping students develop their critical thinking skills but it can be tricky to know where to start when introducing debate into the classroom. This guide answers all these questions and more to help kick start your classroom debate.